Costa Cruises will visit 10 states and the Federal District between May and June to present its new products and services in South America and around the world to more than 1,000 travel agents in the country’s capitals.
DT EDITION with the Agencies
After more than two years of hiatus due to the pandemic, the Costa Crociere between the months of May and June there will be a series of roadshows and on-site actions throughout Brazil. Until the end of June, visits, presentations and qualification events for over 1,000 travel agents will take place in more than 30 Brazilian cities, thus strengthening the company’s commitment to the market.
According to Ruy Ribeiro, Commercial Director of Costa Cruises, the roadshow is a format long awaited by agencies and indispensable for introducing them to the products, services and innovations implemented by Costa in recent times. “We have spent more than two years in virtual meetings and now our executives are ready to meet the current needs of each regional market on the spot”, he highlighted, in an official note sent via email to the editorial staff of the DIARY.
According to the official note, the roadshows will have the strong presence of the Costa team in Brazil. Some of these moments will be attended by Dario Rustico, Executive President of Costa Cruises for South and Central America, together with Ruy Ribeiro and the company’s Sales team.
During the roadshows and visits, the agents will know all the details of the three ships that will make the 2022/2023 season in South America, in particular on the Costa Firenze, which will debut as the largest ship of the Italian company to arrive in South America.
According to the Costa Crociere press release, tourism professionals will also be able to learn more about the company’s international offer, segmented products such as MICE, Weddings and special trips Grand Cruise and Round the World, in addition to the new Costa beverage packages tariff model and the follow Can unprecedented super commissioning program for travel agencies.
or follow C aims to increase travel agency commissions through a monthly sales target program open to all agencies in the area that already sell the company’s international itineraries and South American cruises, regardless of size. Follow C has a duration of 3 months and can guarantee travel agencies an additional commission of up to 5%.
The super commission is applied to the maritime rate on individual bookings made at the rates My cruise is Premium in sales for the 2022/2023 season in South America. Passengers in groups are not included in the calculation.
Roadshow and Visits Program
Costa’s roadshows begin within the state of São Paulo, with initiatives in the cities of Ribeirão Preto, Araraquara, Jaboticabal, Marília, Campinas and in the Vale do Paraíba region. Throughout the month of May, meetings will be held in the destinations Santa Catarina of Florianópolis, Balneário Camboriú, Blumenau, as well as visits to Vitória (ES) and the cities of Grande Porto Alegre (RS).
In June, the roadshows head to the Midwest, in the cities of Brasilia (DF), Goiânia (GO), Campo Grande (MS) and Cuiabá (MT); for Rio de Janeiro and for the states of Paraná and Minas Gerais. While in Paraná, the events will take place in the cities of Curitiba, Cascavel, Maringá, Londrina and its surroundings; in Minas, Costa will carry out special actions in Belo Horizonte, Divinópolis, Juiz de Fora and Uberlândia.
New campaign for affinity groups
From this month of May, Costa Cruises will also launch a new commercial initiative that provides special conditions for travel agencies to embark their customers on cruises aboard the Costa Firenze, Costa Favolosa and Costa Fortuna ships, which will be in South America. season 2022/2023.
By closing affinity groups in 10 or more cabins at the Premium rate, of which 50% in double accommodation, agencies earn an extra 4% commission, upgrade, book Balcony Cabin at the price of Outside Cabin and with My Drinks and My Beverages Plus at different prices. These benefits are valid for closed affinity groups until July 1, 2022.
South America season 2022/2023
With 2,100 cabins, 135,000 tons and a design inspired by the city of Florence, the Costa Florence combines a series of solutions designed especially for families and couples. These include: a water park with three waterslides and an adventure park, where guests can be suspended over the sea between bridges and platforms. There is also the Solemio sea view spa, four swimming pools and whirlpools, a mini golf course, casino, 13 restaurants and seven bars.
already the ship Costa Fabulous will carry out the itineraries dedicated to the Rio da Prata region, with Santos and Itajaí (SC) as ports of embarkation. Between December 2022 and April 2023, the ship makes seven-night voyages, visiting Montevideo (Uruguay) and Buenos Aires (Argentina) and mini-cruises, of three, four and five nights, visiting the tourist cities of Balneário Camboriú, Ilha Grande and Beautiful island. The ship features 1,508 cabins, a spa with sauna and treatment rooms, nine swimming pools and whirlpools, six restaurants, 12 bars, a theater, a water slide, a casino, a sports court, and the kids’ Squok Club.
Departing from Rio de Janeiro, on Costa Fortuna will have cruises lasting eight nights. The routes pass through Búzios, Ilhabela, Ilha Grande, as well as Buenos Aires and Montevideo. On December 31, 2022, the ship will be on Copacabana beach for the New Year’s fireworks display. With 1358 cabins, Costa Fortuna has a casino, nightclub, theater, five restaurants, ten bars and nine swimming pools and whirlpools.
Costa cruises for the 2022/2023 season in South America can be purchased up to 12 installments without interest on the credit card through the portal Costs Extra exclusively for travel agencies.
To find out more, visit the website of Coastal cruises.